Course Title: Chemical Engineering Fundamentals

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chemical Engineering Fundamentals

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PROC2077

City Campus

Undergraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

PROC2077

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Greg Griffin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2200

Course Coordinator Email: gregory.griffin@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 10, level 12, room 28F

Course Coordinator Availability: To be advised in class


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces basic mass and energy balances as preparation for subsequent courses in design and analysis of material processes. The general mass and energy balances for carefully defined systems are key to many process engineering topics. These include heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transfer and reaction engineering for physical, chemical, metallurgical and biological processes. All these processes begin with general mass and energy balances. Balancing mass and energy flows is an integral part of every process plant design.

The aim of this course is to develop fundamental, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills in solving mass and energy balances – the skills that you will need in later years in solving mass and heat transfer, fluid flow and reaction engineering problems associated with physical, chemical, metallurgical or biological processes.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcome for BH079 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) and associated double degrees.

1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Develop a systematic approach to the solution of mass and energy balance problems.
  2. Present worked solutions to problems in a systematic and professional manner using conventional chemical, mathematical and engineering notation and symbols.
  3. Recognise a wide range of chemical, environmental, metallurgical and polymer processes.
  4. Approach new and unfamiliar processes with schematic confidence.
  5. Demonstrate responsibility for your own learning and the skills to teach yourself and others


Overview of Learning Activities

Teacher directed learning activities comprise the scheduled lecture and tutorial sessions. Lectures will provide a guide to the scope of practical learning whereas tutorials will provide examples and guidance in calculation/problem solving methods. The scheduled face-to-face lectures, tutorials and directed reading are designed to develop your knowledge and skills in selected topics.   

Total study hours: You will spend 3 hours per week in lecture and tutorial sessions.  You will be expected to spend 4 – 6 hours per week reviewing online lecture material and performing independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided access to lecture notes, tutorials (plus solutions), lecture videos and other materials, when applicable via Blackboard LMS.

Support can also be found at RMIT Library Guides: http://rmit.libguides.com/chemicaleng


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Task 1: Tutorials (22%)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

Task 2: Test (28%), Week 6

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

Task 3: Exam (50%), End of semester

This assessment task supports CLOs 1- 5

Note: All assessments, except the final Exam, will be returned to students within 2 weeks of the assessment due date.